Tag: First Edition

These are the first edition (or first occurrence) of a particular casting. Often times (for Hot Wheels), these are found in First Editions or New Models Series, but sometimes they are found without the “first edition” designation.

Orange Track Diecast

HW Ride-Ons (2016 New Model): GRASS CHOMPER

While it certainly isn’t Hot Wheels first attempt at a lawnmower, its definitely the most recent. Included in the 2016 HW Ride-Ons series — a series that contains #Castings that are compatible with Mega Blocks — the Grass Chomper (as you can see below) is well suited for mini figure adventures […]

Orange Track Diecast

Whips / Team Baurtwell: CADILLAC ESCALADE

Dubs, shoes, or what are commonly known as wheels were big in the early 2000s. With reality shows like MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” and “Cribs”, the general population got a glimpse at the “new thing” in car culture — DUBS! SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade reigned supreme in […]

Diecast Motorsports

2009 New Models: VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 181

The Volkswagen Type 181 was originally manufactured for the West German Army, but also sold to the public from 1968 to 1983. It was meant to be a small off-road military vehicle but its “uniqueness” created enthusiasts that cherish this car to this day. Known by many names, the […]

Diecast Motorsports

1997 Hot Wheels #712: TIPPER

The Summer of ’97 brought Hot Wheels collectors a relatively unexpected surprise — Ex-Corgi castings popping up in the Hot Wheels mainline! When Mattel bought out Corgi in 1989, it released the former Corgi castings primarily under its “Hot Wheels Auto-City” line which was sold mainly in European markets. […]

Diecast Motorsports

2001 First Editions: TOYOTA CELICA

When Hot Wheels first started to dabble in the #Tuners and #JDM cars in the early 2000s, the Toyota Celica was among the very first. While some collectors (at the time) were disappointed the Celica didn’t come more stock, most came around when they realized the Hot Wheels […]

Diecast Motorsports

Race World • Jungle: SWAMP BUGGY

The Hot Wheels Swamp Buggy was almost the casting that never was. Originally slated to be part of the 2008 Hot Wheels Turbo Driver line (seen in a promotional shot below), the Swamp Buggy never saw retail as the line was cancelled before the Swamp Buggy “car-tridge” was […]